Financial Aid Specialist Job at Rend Lake College – 4.1 in Mount Vernon, IL

Rend Lake College seeks a full-time Financial Aid Specialist. This individual must be customer-service focused and will: assist in community outreach and recruitment efforts; provide students with information on grants, loans, scholarships and other sources of educational funding; oversee billing and certification of outside agencies; assist students with applications and the verification process; act as a veterans affairs certifying official; and other duties as assigned. Works in an office setting, works a standard work week with overtime as necessary and approved in advance. Some travel and evening hours required.


Assist students with information and application processes for grants, loans, scholarships, and student employment.

Assist in the processing and awarding of all federal and state financial aid programs.

Establish and maintain a Financial Literacy program for RLC students and, as appropriate, the community.

Coordinate and conduct financial aid awareness events, including FAFSA completion events, within local high schools and other locations as directed.

Mentor students on academic probation.

Work with Community Outreach on the college’s microscholarship program and associated efforts.

Assist in processing and billing for outside agencies.

Assist with completion of the verification process of the Student Aid Reports for Pell grants.

Review changes in the FAFSA process for the next year.

Update documents and keep current information on the RLC website.

Assist with completion of various reports internally and externally.

Assist with reconciliation of all financial aid programs.

Coordinate information with the Business Office and the Rend Lake College Foundation.

Assist in processing R2T4s.

Assist with SAP reporting and processing.

Assist and coordinate correspondence and other general office responsibilities.

Advise and determine financial aid awards.

Assist in maintaining Policies and Procedures.

Participate in recruitment and retention efforts on and off campus.

Assist with financial aid software functions and updates.


Attend conferences and maintain professional affiliations to gain information for program development.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Associate Degree from an accredited institution required.

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an accredited institution preferred.

Recent experience working in a Financial Aid office preferred.

Strong written and oral communication skills.

All candidates will be required to successfully pass a background screening process.


Salary $32,000-$35,000 annually.

Full benefits.

Free tuition for employee, spouse and dependents.

Tentative start date is to be negotiated.

Application deadline is: Friday, March 5, 2021, or until the position is filled.

For more information contact:
Kim Rogers

Human Resources Director

c/o Rend Lake College

468 N. Ken Gray Pkwy / Ina, IL 62846

(618) 437-5321, Ext. 1228

or e-mail to [email protected]

Application should include:
Cover Letter




Rend Lake College does not discriminate in any of its policies on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or any other status protected by law. Questions about Title IX or Disability Access may be directed to [email protected] or [email protected], respectively.

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Company: Rend Lake College – 4.1

Company Location:  Mount Vernon, IL

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